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ive had a problem with my weight since being told i have RA arthritis 7 yrs ago. The doctors put me on steriods and a ton of other meds that blow me up from 230 lbs to over 400. For the first 2 yrs it was a task to just move around. I also found out that during this time i also had Fibro. so it just looked to be getting better.
4 yrs ago i started to check into all these meds that were prescibed for me and started walkin with a senior group in a old basketball gym( cant afford to go to a regular fitness center) so kicking a bunch of meds off my list. and walking 2 times a week im down to 330. Late last year i was down to 300, butttttttttt a bout of sickness keep me from doing anything and that 30 lbs jumped on me and is staying. I need to know if anyone has any more ideas that might help this old retired disabled soldier get back to his 230 lbs haha or close
You are already doing well having fotten your weight down to 300lbs from 400lbs. Sure you have a relapse and went up again 30 but you know that you can lose 100lbs and so you need to reset your resolve and lose another 100lbs!!!
I sympathise with you being unable to afford a regular fitness center but are there any Recs near you or a YMCA with a gym? If not, could you start walking outside? I started walking 1 mile each day in March 2009; I now find myself running 3 miles each monring -- not on wet days (of which there have been plenty on the east coast lately) but I go out in the cold and run to keep warm.
And the important thing is also to cut out unhealthy foods -- saturated fat, sugar and simple carbohydrates from your diet and reduce your serving sizes.
You are lucky having a senior group to walk with -- group encouragement is always helpful: that is why I joined Fat2fit! and the 50+ group.
Good luck with your efforts!